Until 30 January. The Amsterdam Museum Geelvinck presents the third exhibition in the series "Asia from the Heart" by focusing on the last remnants of the former Dutch East Indies colony which still exist in Dutch homes.
The exhibition displays artefacts brought back to the Netherlands by Dutch settlers who, at the time, referred to the island archipelago of modern-day Indonesia as the Dutch East Indies.
Items on show include a complete Yogya silver tea service, Wayang dolls in Keraton quality, works by painters such as Jan Daniel Beynon, Willem Hofker, Jan Frank and Rudolf Bonnet, a 17th-century throne belonging to the Sultan of Yogya and recently-discovered amateur archive footage depicting life on the former colony. The Museum Geelvinck-Hinlopen is a canal-side mansion in Amsterdam.
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The Dutch East Indies at Home: Traces of a Colonial Past
11.00-17.00. Tues closed. Museum Geelvinck, Keizersgracht 633, 1017 DS, tel. +31(0)206390747.